About Spyro Gyra
One of the most consistently commercially successful pop-jazz groups to emerge from the fusion era, Spyro Gyra broke through in the mid-'70s, combining R&B and elements of pop and Caribbean music with jazz. Known for their stimulating live performances and knack for crafting danceable melodies, the group has issued a steady stream of high-charting albums like 1979's gold-certified Morning Dance which spawned the hit title-track and firmly established Spyro Gyra as one of the most popular artists in contemporary jazz. Grammy-nominations followed, including for 1980's Catching the Sun (which also reached number 19 on the Billboard 200), 1990's Fast Forward (which topped the contemporary jazz chart), and 2009's Down the Wire. Over 30 years into their career, Spyro Gyra remain chart favorites, reaching number two on the Jazz Albums chart with 2011's Foreign Affair and number five with 2019's Vinyl Tap.